Insurers Using Credit Scores as Factors in Auto Insurance Premiums – Bad News for New Brunswickers

  Insurers are beginning to discuss and introduce credit scores as a factor in setting auto-insurance rates in New Brunswick. Over the last several months, many insurance companies are given the go-ahead by the New Brunswick Insurance Board to use credit scores as a factor in setting auto premiums. This can create significant changes and difficulties in a province where many people struggle with personal finances.   Adults coping with serious financial problems is highest in NB nationally for the 4th year in a row. New Brunswick has Canada’s highest rates of personal insolvency and some of the lowest credit [...]

By |September 26, 2021|News|0 Comments

Investigation of Tesla Vehicles After Several Autopilot Related Accidents

Sirens and flashing lights of fire engines, ambulances, and police cars are designed to let drivers know what is up ahead and are easy to spot. However, in several cases over the last 3 years, Tesla’s autopilot function has missed these warnings and led to 11 accidents where the cars have crashed into emergency vehicles, and others at the scene causing 17 injured people, and 1 death.   The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation covering 750,000 vehicles of all current Tesla models from 2014-2021 – essentially all available Tesla’s on the market after the crashes [...]

By |August 27, 2021|News|0 Comments

Class Action Lawsuit Against Kellogg’s Cereal

              There has been a recent class-action lawsuit against popular cereal brand Kellogg’s for allegedly violating certain laws by labeling at least three of their cereals with misleading nutrition and health statements. Kellogg’s is being accused of actively engaging in false advertising by indicating that its products are healthy, whereas the plaintiff claims they contain an excessive amount of sugar.   The lawsuit was against three cereals that used the false statements “Heart Healthy” and “Lightly Sweetened”. Upon further investigation, the plaintiff claims that the three cereals with these labels have no indication of health benefits or specific ingredients [...]

By |August 16, 2021|News|0 Comments

5 Popular Sunscreens Recalled in Canada

Johnson & Johnson recalled several Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens after elevated Benzene was detected in many of the bottles.   Benzene is a component of gasoline, is highly flammable, and is frequently used for rubber and waxes. Long-term and frequent exposure to benzene carries health risks. Exposure can occur via inhalation, or through the skin. Benzene is not an ingredient in any of the Johnson & Johnson sunscreens, yet it was detected in the following sunscreens:   Neutrogena’s Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen, and Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen. As well as Aveeno’s [...]

By |August 3, 2021|News|0 Comments

Pesticide Company Sued After Being Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Dow Chemical is an American chemical corporation serving many countries around the world including Canada. The company is among the three largest chemical producers worldwide and has just been struck with a lawsuit after a commonly used pesticide was linked to brain damage in children and fetuses.   The chemical chlorpyrifos kills bugs and was used on more than 80 crops including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans, almonds, and walnuts. Records show that 61 million pounds of the pesticide were sprayed between 1974-2017, and the effects still linger in agricultural communities where after decades of use, there are measurable amounts of [...]

By |July 19, 2021|News|0 Comments

Juul to Pay $40 Million in Teen Vaping Lawsuit

Juul Labs is a company that manufactures electronic cigarettes - a battery-charged cigarette that vaporizes nicotine as an alternative to traditional burning cigarettes. The original goal for the e-cigarette was to become a replacement cigarette for smokers who wish to cut down on their nicotine consumption. However, the industry has led to an epidemic of underage vaping, and nicotine consumption. Vaping is inhaling nicotine and aerosol made from countless chemicals that are toxic to your body and can cause several lung injuries and respiratory problems. Juul Labs has been accused for years that they are responsible for the explosion of [...]

Fisher-Price Recalls Baby Glider After 4 Infant Deaths

Health Canada has informed the public of Fisher-Price recalling their 4-in-1 Rock n' Glide soothers, and 2-in-1 Soothe n' Play Gliders due to the possible risk of suffocation. These products are baby carriers designed to mimic the motion of a baby being rocked in someone's arms.   There have been cases of infants being placed unrestrained in the products and later found on their stomachs. As of May 26, 2021, there have been no reports of suffocation incidences in Canada, however, the United States has reported 4 infant fatalities in the 4-in-1 Rock n' Glide. The 2-in-1 Soothe n' Play [...]

By |June 14, 2021|News|0 Comments

Canada Post Reports New Data Breach Affecting 950,000 Canadians

It was confirmed Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, that a malware attack took place against one of Canada Post's largest suppliers, impacting 44 of their biggest corporate customers, and leaking the information of 950,000 Canadians, potentially more. The attack was against Canada Post supplier, Commport Communications, an electronic data interchange supplier. They manage the shipping manifest data of large parcel business customers for Canadas national mail carrier and have access to the shipping information of these customers. Upon further forensic investigation, there is no evidence of financial information being breached. Canada Post says 97% of the information taken were names and [...]

Candy Makers Sue Cannabis Companies for Imitating Treats

Mars Wrigley, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections, has recently filed lawsuits against several cannabis companies across Canada and the United States. Many cannabis companies have found it enormously profitable to purchase empty candy bags that replicate popular candy and resell them filled with mimicked THC-infused treats, including trademark sweets such as Skittles, Starbursts, and LifeSavers. Mars is asking for millions of dollars in damages, and for the shady websites selling the counterfeit products to be shut down. Wrigley states that the lawsuit is to put an end to illegal and dangerous misuse of [...]

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